Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) and its sequel Go Set a Watch-
man (2015), is the subject of Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman.  Now available through Kanopy
Videostreaming and the TWU Libraries
, the new documentary contains excerpts from Lee's new novel and
information on the author, her work, and the wide-ranging impact of both.  Image courtesy of the Harper 

Lee Biography on biography.com.  
It's the tantalizing literary event of the year.  Go Set a Watchman, by To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee, has been published.  Already a subject of controversy, the book and the circumstances of its release have made Lee and both of her novels the focus of widespread attention and speculation.

In a pre-release of Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, a new documentary now available through Kanopy Videostreaming and the TWU Libraries before its national release next week, hear excerpts from Go Set a Watchman; learn the circumstances of the creation and release of Mockingbird and Watchman; and hear testimonials from Mockingbird readers--including celebrities, writers, and teachers--about the classic novel's impact on their lives.


From the synopsis of Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

To everyone's surprise, fifty-five years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has published another novel.  Go Set a Watchman was written before Lee's beloved masterpiece, as director Mary McDonagh Murphy explains in this update of her 2011 documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.
Murphy's film, Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman, sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels, and includes interviews with Lee's older sister, close friends, and admirers including Oprah Winfrey, Scott Turow, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Wally Lamb and more. 
See Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman here.

The collections of the TWU Libraries contain both To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.  Questions?  Please contact us

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